American History Chapter 15 Timeline

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  • The Crittenden Compromise is proposed

    The Crittenden Compromise is proposed
    an unsuccessful proposal by Kentucky Senator John J. Crittenden to resolve the U.S. secession crisis of 1860–1861 by addressing the concerns that led the states in the Deep South of the United States to contemplate secession from the United States.
  • South Carolina secedes

    South Carolina secedes
  • Lincoln Becomes President

    Lincoln Becomes President
    the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination. As president, he led the country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis—the American Civil War—preserving the Union while ending slavery and promoting economic modernization.
  • The rest of the Deep South secedes

    The rest of the Deep South secedes
  • The south forms the Confederacy

    The south forms the Confederacy
    a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by 11 Southern slave states of the United States of America that had declared their secession from the U.S.
  • Ships sail to resupply Fort Sumter

    Ships sail to resupply Fort Sumter
    The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter.
  • Union Navy takes lower Mississippi River

    Union Navy takes lower Mississippi River
    The Union Navy is the label applied to the United States Navy (USN) during the American Civil War, to contrast it from its direct opponent, the Confederate States Navy
  • Lincoln declares martial law

    Lincoln declares martial law
  • First battle of Bull Run

    First battle of Bull Run
    fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia, near the City of Manassas. It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War.
  • Grant takes Fort Henry and Fort Donelson

    Grant takes Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
    The Battle of Fort Henry was fought on February 6, 1862, in western Tennessee, during the American Civil War. It was the first important victory for the Union and Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in the Western Theater.
  • Monitor v. Merrimac

    Monitor v. Merrimac
    On August 3, 1861 the United States Navy’s Ironclad Board placed ads in Northern Newspapers inviting designers to submit their plans for the construction of ironclad warships.
  • Confederacy passes Conscription Law

    has been employed several times, usually during war but also during the nominal peace of the Cold War. The United States discontinued the draft in 1973, moving to an all-volunteer military force, thus there is no mandatory conscription.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. A Union army under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant had moved via the Tennessee River deep into Tennessee and was encamped principally at Pittsburg Landing on the west bank of the river. Confederate forces under Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard launched a surprise attack on Grant there.
  • Yorktown falls to the Union

    Yorktown falls to the Union
    The Battle of Yorktown or Siege of Yorktown was fought from April 5 to May 4, 1862, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. Marching from Fort Monroe, Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac encountered Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder's small Confederate force at Yorktown behind the Warwick Line. McClellan suspended his march up the Peninsula toward Richmond and settled in for siege operations.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties.
  • Emancipation Proclamation issued

    Emancipation Proclamation issued
    The Emancipation Proclamation is an executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War under his war powers. It proclaimed the freedom of 3.1 million of the nation's 4 million slaves, and immediately freed 50,000 of them, with the rest freed as Union armies advanced
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

    Battle of Fredricksburg
    The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside.
  • Seige of Vicksburg

    Seige of Vicksburg
    The Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. In a series of maneuvers, Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton into the defensive lines surrounding the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War, it is often described as the war's turning point
  • 13th Amendment passed

    13th Amendment passed
    officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
  • Lee surrenders

    Lee surrenders
  • Lincoln is assasinated

    Lincoln is assasinated